Knowledge & Politics

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From July 24 until July 30 you were able to view Ideas Roadshow’s IBDP TOK Sampler called Knowledge & Politics which explores the overlap between theory of knowledge and the political realm.

TOK Samplers are innovative TOK resources demonstrating TOK concepts in an interdisciplinary framework, featuring specially curated minute-long expert clips grouped around broader TOK themes. Each expert clip is roughly a minute in length and is paused briefly to highlight a sample knowledge question related to the material.

The following experts are featured in this video:

  • Irrational Referenda – Josiah Ober, Professor of Political Science & Classics, Standford University
  • The Political Trade-Off – Mark Bevir, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley
  • A Question of Character – Brian Epstein, Professor of Philosophy, Tufts University
  • Political and Cultural Values –  Andy Hoffman, Professor of Business, University of Michigan
  • Visible Consequences – Karl Gerth, Professor of Chinese Studies, UC San Diego
  • Genius vs. Equality – Darrin McMahon, Professor of History, Dartmouth College
  • Now or Never – John Dunn, Professor of Political Science, University of Cambridge

All 21 Ideas Roadshow’s TOK Samplers are available for separate rental or purchase through Vimeo on Demand (see here), but it’s worth stressing that every TOK Sampler is part of Ideas Roadshow’s IBDP Portal which includes an extensive collection of innovative, fresh TOK resources to support teachers and students and is included with your individual or institutional subscription.

Our website features additional information about Ideas Roadshow’s IBDP video and print resources tailor-made to support teachers and students in the Diploma Programme, including 2 videos for TOK teachers: one describing how you can use our resources for the present TOK course, as well as our TOK 2020 Transition video, detailing how our resources can assist teachers to successfully transition to the new TOK course.

Would you like to attend one of our upcoming on-demand TOK webinars? Please drop us a line using the contact form and we’ll send you further details once they are ready to go!



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